Citrus Prawn Noodle Salad: Fiesta Friday #37

Citrus Prawn Noodle Salad

Citrus Prawn Noodle Salad

Last week I told you all about a new magazine I had discovered: “Cuisine“, from New Zealand. Well, here is another show-stopper that I found between the covers of this delicious book (September 2014 issue), and I just had to share it with you! I don’t generally eat much pasta, as it doesn’t overly agree with me, but I do really enjoy soba noodles, which are  based on buckwheat. When I saw this recipe, I figured it was a great excuse to slurp down some satisfying soba noodles, and I wasn’t disappointed. The combination of the fresh, crunchy herbs and vegetables, and the bright burst of  citrus dressing balances perfectly over the cool, smooth soba noodles. I used green tea soba noodles for the first time and have discovered a new favourite. They are light and aromatic and worked perfectly in this recipe. This is the kind of salad that just makes me want to burst into song … so, I figured, why not take it to a party? For that matter, why not take this to Fiesta Friday #37?  As it turns out, I am co-hosting this fine virtual blog party tonight, with my favourite blogging buddy, Hilda, from “Along the Grapevine”. By now, many of you know that the very gracious Angie, from The Novice Gardener has been hosting us for 37 weeks! We all bring something we want to share with the group, be it food, drink, poetry, or music and we mingle and celebrate the upcoming weekend.

For any of you who are completely new to Fiesta Friday, we welcome you! Joining this virtual party is a wonderful way to meet new blogger friends and to gain exposure and views. I suggest that you read these guidelines to get an overview of how the party works. Just be sure to link your post to Angie’s blog, as well as mine, or Hilda’s so that we know you have arrived. All you have to do is click on the button below. Happy Fiesta Friday!

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There are noodles under there, honestly!  I just got carried away with the styling.

There are noodles under there, honestly! I just got carried away with the styling.

Those lovely green noodles are Green Tea Soba Noodles.

Those lovely green noodles are Green Tea Soba Noodles.

Citrus Prawn Noodle Salad

Ingredients:

3 carrots

1 cucumber

2 cups bean sprouts

1 cup edamame beans

1/2 cup green onions, chopped

1 small red onion, thinly sliced

1 cup fresh mint, chopped

1 cup cilantro, chopped

2 cups broccoli spears

2 cups green beans

1 500 gram package noodles of your choice (I used green tea soba noodles)

2 tablespoons butter or olive oil

24 large whole prawns, uncooked

2 cloves garlic, crushed

Dressing:

Juice of 3 limes

Juice of 2 lemons

Juice of 6 mandarins

1 teaspoon mustard powder

1 egg yolk

1 cup olive oil

Method:

Julienne the carrots with a julienne peeler. Cut the cucumber in half lengthwise and remove the seeds. Then cut in half crosswise and peel into long ribbons using a regular peeler.

Combine the carrot and cucumber in a large bowl or serving platter. Add the bean sprouts, edamame beans, green onions, red onions, mint and cilantro.

Bring 2 large saucepans of salted water to a boil. Drop the broccoli and green beans into 1 pot and the noodles into the other. After 5 minutes, remove the broccoli and beans from the saucepan and plunge into a bowl of ice water to stop the cooking process. One they are cold, remove from the water and drain well. Once the noodles have cooked al dente, remove from the water and rinse in cold running water. Drain well and set aside.

In a small skillet, melt the butter and sauté the prawns and garlic until the prawns are pink. Remove from the skillet.

Add the prawns, noodles, broccoli and green beans to the salad. Pour over your desired amount of dressing and toss well to combine.

Dressing:

Place the juices in a saucepan over high heat and simmer to reduce to ½ cup total liquid. Cool. Using a whisk, combine the juice, mustard powder and the egg yolk. Continue to whisk while gradually adding the oil in a thin stream. (I used a hand blender) Season with salt and white pepper.

Citrus Prawn Noodle Salad

Citrus Prawn Noodle Salad

Give these a try! They are so delicious and a really nice change!

Give these a try! They are so delicious and a really nice change!

60 Responses to “Citrus Prawn Noodle Salad: Fiesta Friday #37”

  1. Hilda

    So happy to be co-hosting with you this week. Your dish looks delicious. Like you, I prefer soba noodles but never had them made with green tea before – another thing I’ll have to try soon. Hope you have a fun weekend.

    Reply
    • chefjulianna

      Thanks Hilda! Isn’t it nice to find some pasta that agrees with the body? The green tea noodles are really a wonderful, light change from the regular ones. Hope you get to try them soon! Happy Thanks giving to you ! 😀

      Reply
  2. The Novice Gardener

    Wow! That really, really, really….. looks fabulous, Julianna! Really! 🙂 I wanna dive into that bowl, looks so fresh! Green tea soba sounds so healthy. It would have gotten my mom’s seal of approval. I’d better find some. Haven’t seen any before, but I’m sure I can get it from any Asian market?

    Reply
    • chefjulianna

      Hey Angie! I just found them in the Asian section of my regular supermarket. However, we have a HUGE Asian influence in my part of BC, so maybe I’m just taking this for granted. So glad you think this looks fabulous! 😀

      Reply
  3. Ambassador Cupcakes | Selma's Table

    […] of us to not bring anything to the party!! Our co-hosts this week are both Canadians! Globe-trotter Julianna whose blog, Foodie on Board is full of the most delicious global recipes and gorgeous photographs too and Hilda of Along the […]

    Reply
    • chefjulianna

      Hi Michelle! Thanks so much! I’m so glad to co-host with Hilda! I have a quick question for you. I don’t seem to be able to like or leave a comment on your blog. As a co-host, I really want to do this, but perhaps you can tell me how I can comment on your delicious recipes. Can you let me know?

      Reply
      • Michelle @ Giraffes Can Bake

        Oh, that’s weird there should be the comment box at the bottom of the post, past the comments already left. I think somebody else had some problems commenting before and they were able to do it using a different browser, perhaps try that?

  4. Nancy

    The first thing I noticed about this dish was how pretty it is, Julianna. From the green noodles, to the pink prawns, the orange carrots, etc. – it’s gorgeous. And then to read citrus…I can just imagine the bright flavors it offers. A show-stopper of a recipe indeed! Delicious and bookmarked. 😉 Thanks for taking on co-hosting duties this week!

    Reply
    • chefjulianna

      Oh Nancy, thanks so much for you kind words! Some dishes are just really pretty to photograph and I had fun with this one! I am really glad that you liked it and have bookmarked it. Let me know if you try it and how it turns out! It really is my pleasure to co-host this soiree with my bud, Hilda! I am so happy we are still meeting up every Friday; this is just too much fun! 😀

      Reply
  5. anna@shenANNAgans

    I’ve got to get me some of these delicious Green Tea Soba Noodles…..Ive never heard of them *blush* – how it it that’s possible – me & Soba Noodles go way back 🙂 Love, Love, Love Cuisine too, have a copy sitting front & centre on the bookshelf…… well, its meant to live in the bookshelf…… it’s been known to travel into most of the rooms in the house doubling as food porn.

    Reply
    • chefjulianna

      Oh yes, Cuisine is truly food porn! Everyone I have shown it to, totally agrees! And yes, you really must find the green tea soba noodles! Completely worth the effort. I am so happy I have discovered them – you will be too! 🙂

      Reply
  6. Selma's Table

    What a gorgeous sounding and looking dish, Julianna. So fresh! And those green tea noodles are something I must look out for – I know that Jake would love them! Thanks for co-hosing this rowdy mob and Happy Fiesta Friday to you!!

    Reply
    • chefjulianna

      Haha Selma! I love this rowdy mob!! I think we all do, don’t you? Thanks for the lovely comments! The search for the green tea noodles is really worth it – they are so awesome! I really hope you can find them! 🙂

      Reply
    • chefjulianna

      Aww, thanks Margy! The feelings are completely mutual! I have bookmarked so many of your wonderful recipes and just can’t wait till I can get to them all! 😀

      Reply
  7. lapetitepaniere

    Your salad looks terrific, love all your salads but this one is definitely my favorite, Julianna 🙂 Thank you for co-hosting this week, have fun.

    Reply
  8. spiceinthecity

    HOw lovely Julianna! Green tea noodles sound amazing by themselves, but you have added such fabulous ingredients and flavors to them! Can you pass me that bowl please 😀

    Reply
  9. chefjulianna

    Wow, this is such an honour, Tracey! I really appreciate it! Healthy and delicious is always the best way to eat and there are so many amazing recipes we can choose from these days. I hope you get a chance to try this recipe and that you enjoy it! 😀

    Reply
  10. lisa

    Hi Julianna! Gorgeous post! I love all of the different colors, textures and fresh flavors! This recipe is a keeper! Happy FF!

    Reply
  11. Sandhya

    Julianna,
    What a great dish! I cannot wait to make it. You write it so well that I can almost taste the mandarin orange and lemon juice dressing with the yummy shrimp and the crunchy broccoli. What a great combination of tastes and textures.
    Also thank you for writing about Fiesta Friday on your post- I am new to Fiesta Friday so just updated my post with links to yours and Hilda’s blogs. I am just so thrilled to be in such great company! Thank you for your gracious comment on my blog post and for hosting this fun fun party and welcoming newbies like me!
    Love,
    Sandhya

    Reply
    • chefjulianna

      Hi Sandhya! So glad that you like the salad. I really hope that you get a chance to make it! It really is delicious. Also, I am so happy that you have joined Fiesta Friday! It is so much fun! I am looking forward to seeing more of your posts over the weeks! See you there next week 😀

      Reply
    • chefjulianna

      Hey, so glad that you like it! I checked out your blog and it is fantastic! Just love so many of your recipes and I am really looking forward to following you! 😀

      Reply
  12. petra08

    The prawns looks so inviting! Like you I prefer noodles and that dressing sounds amazing, recipe saved, I must try this 🙂

    Reply

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